The University of Lagos has set up a panel to investigate two senior lecturers, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Oladipo, accused of involvement in the sex-for-admission scandal story uncovered by BBC Africa Eye.
This was announced on Wednesday by the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the school, Taiwo Oloyede.
According to Oloyede, the panel is headed by Ayodele Atsenuwa, professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, who is also the incumbent Dean of the faculty.
She said the panel will probe the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts and Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences as well as other related cases.
Both of them had earlier been suspended by the University.
The statement said: “As previously announced in the university’s press release dated Monday, October 7, 2019, Dr. Samuel Oladipo who was featured in the full version of the BBC broadcast, has been suspended from work with immediate effect and barred from the university academic areas until the conclusion of the panel’s assignment.
“The university wishes to inform the general public that the panel set up to investigate another allegation of sexual harassment involving a professor in the university in June 2018 still subsists and awaits further information that will aid in concluding the investigation.
“Students and members of staff who have relevant information are encouraged to come forward. Their protection is assured.”